I AM TRAVEL – Culinary Excursions

I AM TRAVEL – Culinary Excursions

When you’ve set off to explore the world, there’s no tastier way to immerse yourself in the cultures you visit than cooking authentic cuisine with a local chef.


Check out these five Royal Caribbean culinary experiences:

Keep Greek Alive 

Go Greek for the day where you’ll learn the art of bread-making, get the chance to grind seeds in an authentic preindustrial watermill and revel in the scent of freshly baked loaves in a traditional wood-burning oven. Plus you can take part in a presentation on olive oil production. Lunch is a delicious, sit-down affair with wine, featuring souvlaki (a traditional spinach and cheese pie), dolmas (vine leaves stuffed with rice and herbs) and more, followed by Greek salad and oven-baked chicken and potatoes. Finish with tantalizing, handmade Greek sweets. While dining, admire talented traditional dancers with their authentic costumes and zest for life. Clap along in enthusiasm, even join them if you like in one of their upbeat numbers.  

Italian Pasta Experience

Delve into Tuscany’s marvelous flavors and age-old culinary traditions as you engage in a hands-on pasta sauce-making workshop and sample wines produced in the famous region. Tour the family-run Martelli pasta factory, where they’ve been creating four different shapes of pasta since 1920. Learn how to prepare authentic Italian pasta sauces in the kitchen of a countryside wine estate. Your tour includes a delicious three-course meal and guided sampling of four regional wines.  

 Sorrento with Pizza Making 

Gather the gang and head along breathtaking coastline, marveling at pastel-colored villages hugging cliffs, and the gorgeous cobalt-blue sea. In Sorrento, spend your time together shopping for beautiful inlaid wood, discovering flower-draped balconies connected by medieval arches, and breathing in the lemony scent from nearby groves. Next you’re off to school, pizza-cooking school that is, to learn how to make an authentic Neapolitan pie; then feast on your creation for lunch.  

Tapas Tasting in Malaga

Discover the Spanish tradition of tapas – not just a meal, but a treasured social ritual – on a tasting tour that includes the landmarks of Malaga. Admire the architecture of the Alcazaba, 11th-century home of Granada’s sultans. Enjoy hilltop views from Gibralfaro Castle. See an ancient Roman theater, the bullring, and the birthplace of Pablo Picasso. Then enjoy a tasting in three tapas restaurants, relaxing over wine or beer with friends like a true Malagan.  

Turkish Cuisine Cooking Class

Shop with a local chef at a Turkish country market, then prepare and savor a traditional lunch together. Enjoy selecting from an array of fresh produce, olives, homemade jams, vegetables and fruits — a striking display of vivid colors. At a beautiful stone house in a nearby village, learn the art of Turkish cuisine as you prepare traditional dishes. Then feast on your creations, accompanied with a glass of Turkish wine or beer.  

Royal Caribbean Savings

This is not a cruise. This is a secret spot finding, routine redefining getaway the whole family can dive into. Explore the Jade Cavern cenote in Cozumel. Swim with stingrays in Antigua. And bring the whole crew along, because right now you’ll save 50% on your second guest and 25% on third and fourth guests. You’ll also score up to $150 to spend at sea on holiday sailings, plus an Early Booking Bonus up to $100 on sailings booked 6+ months in advance. Come Seek the Royal Caribbean®.

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Hurry, offer ends September 30, 2017

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Terms & Conditions
* Non-refundable deposit booking (“NRDB”) cancelled prior to final payment due date will receive a future cruise credit in the amount of the deposit minus a $100 perp erson service fee (“FCC”). FCC is non-transferable and expires after 12-months from issue date. $100 per person service fee applies to changes to NRDB ship or sail date. Deposits made toward Guarantees and Grand Suites and higher categories are non-refundable and are subject to NRD Booking Terms. Cruise must be booked between September 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017at 12:00 a.m. EST the “Offer Period”. Offer applies to sailings departing on or after October 1, 2017. Offer includes 50% off cruise fare of second guest who must be booked in the same stateroom as a first guest who books at full fare (“BOGO”). Offer also includes 25% cruise fare savings for 3rd guests and higher booked in the same stateroom as the first two qualifying guests. Additionally, Deck the Holidays Deals offer provides onboard credit for guests who book a holiday sailing departing from December 19, 2017 through December31, 2017 and December 18, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Offer includes an onboard credit determined by category booked and sailing length: $25 to spend onboard for Interior and Ocean View on sailings 5 nights or less, $50 to spend onboard for balconies and Suites on sailings 5 nights and less, $50 to spend onboard for Interior and Ocean View on sailings 6 nights and longer, $100 to spend onboard for balconies on sailings 6 nights or longer, and $150 to spend onboard for Suites on sailings 6 nights or longer. Offer excludes China departures. Non-Refundable Deposit reservations that are booked six months or more prior to the cruise departure date are eligible to receive a per stateroom onboard credit (“OBC”) in the following amount: for sailings 5-nights and less,$25 OBC for Interior and Ocean View, and $50 OBC for Balcony and Suite; and for sailings of 6-nights and longer, $50 OBC for Interior and OceanView, $100 OBC for Balcony and Suite. OBC is in USD, has no cash value, is non-transferable,not redeemable for cash, and will expire if not used by 10:00 PM on the last evening of the cruise. Offer excludes China departures. All other charges, including, but not limited to, taxes, fees and port expenses, are additional and apply to all guests. BOGO does not apply to third and higher occupancy guests. BOGO offer is combinable with NRDB OBC, promotional OBCs and instant savings, NextCruise offers,restricted discounts (for example, Senior,Resident, Military), Crown and Anchor discounts and Shareholder Benefits. Deck the Holidays sale is combinable with NextCruise offers, NRDB OBC, and restricted discounts (for example,Senior, Resident, Military) but is not combinable with Shareholder benefits and Crown and Anchor discounts. BOGO50 bookings made for China departures are combinable with NextCruise offers and Crown and Anchor discounts only. All offers are not combinable with any other offer or promotion, including, but not limited to, Standard Group, Interline, Travel Agent, Travel Agent Friends and Family, WeeklySales Events, NetRates. After the Offer Period, the Offer will be removed from the booking if the guest cancels and reinstates the booking or rebooks into a new booking on the same ship and sail date, applies a fare change, or changes the ship or sail date of the booking;certain other changes to the booking may also result in removal of the Offer. Offer applies to new, individual and named group bookings confirmed at prevailing rates. Individual reservations may be transferred into an existing group, assuming required criteria are met, though full deposit will be required at time of transfer. Failure to apply the required full deposit amount may result in the cancellation of the booking. Single occupancy guests paying 200% cruise fare are eligible for full amount of Offer; single occupancy guests paying less than 200% cruise fare are eligible for a prorated amount of the Offer. Offer available to residents of United States and Canada. Prices and Offer are subject to availability and change without notice, capacity controlled, and may be withdrawn at any time. Refer to www.RoyalCaribbean.com for complete terms and conditions. Royal Caribbean International reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update fares, fees and surcharges at any time without prior notice. ©2017 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Ships registry: Bahamas. 17058289 • 8/23/2017

Summer Sun on Sale!

Summer Sun on Sale!

Featured Summer Vacation Deals to Mexico, the Caribbean and more!

Summer is quickly approaching, and there’s no better time than now to book your  next vacation to Mexico, the Caribbean and more! Take the family on an adventure they’ll never forget, book a romantic tropical escape for two, or get away with friends for a thrilling weekend retreat.

Stay longer and save more! Stay six nights or more at your favorite resort in Mexico, the Caribbean, Hawaii or Central America and save up to $100* per couple when traveling July 1-December 16, 2017.

Hurry, these deals won’t last forever! Book by April 6, 2017.


*Savings is $50 per adult on 6+ nights on Exclusive Vacation Flight Packages, Scheduled Air Packages, and Hotel Only Vacation Packages. Book March 24-April 6, 2017 for travel July 1-December 16, 2017. One discount can be applied per person. Offer not valid on group bookings, cancelled or expired bookings. Promo code must be applied at the time of booking. Adjustments to past bookings or future bookings cannot be made. Changes to the booking outside the promotional period will result in the promotional code being invalid. Promo code not valid on square deal, group bookings, ski vacations and Cuba vacations. 



FREE FLIGHTS* + $3,000 OFF per couple** on Select 2016 Fall European River Cruises

Romantic Rhine – Northbound (WZA)  — Sandy just returned from this Amazing Adventure! 

8 Day River Cruise from Zürich to Amsterdam

  • October 16, 2016
  • October 29, 2016
  • October 30, 2016
  • November 5, 2016
  • December 3, 2016

Romantic Rhine – Southbound (WAZ)

8 Day River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel

  • October 29, 2016
  • November 5, 2016
  • November 26, 2016
  • December 10, 2016

Paris to Normandy’s Landing Beaches (WPP)

8 Day River Cruise from Paris to Paris

  • September 17, 2016
  • September 27, 2016
  • October 1, 2016
  • October 4, 2016
  • October 11, 2016
  • October 15, 2016
  • October 18, 2016
  • October 22, 2016

Christmastime on the Danube – Westbound (WVN)

9 Day River Cruise from Vienna to Prague

  • December 17, 2016

Canals, Vineyards & Paris – Northbound (WRA)

10 Day River Cruise from Paris to Amsterdam

  • October 25, 2016

Burgundy & Provence – Northbound (WLC)

11 Day River Cruise from Côte d’Azur to Paris

  • October 3, 2016
  • October 17, 2016
  • October 21, 2016

The Legendary Danube (WNB)

11 Day River Cruise from Prague to Budapest

  • October 28, 2016
  • October 29, 2016
  • December 9, 2016

Paris to Normandy’s Landing Beaches with London(WPPM)

11 Day River Cruise from Paris to London

  • October 1, 2016
  • October 4, 2016
  • October 11, 2016
  • October 15, 2016
  • October 18, 2016
  • October 22, 2016

Call us to day for more offers and dates!

Terms & Conditions

*Book a select 2016 Avalon Europe river cruise to receive free round-trip trans-Atlantic air from LAX, EWR, JFK, IAD, BWI, BOS & ORD. Other gateway cities available from $200 to $1,075/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). Free air will be based on the lowest available price in the air system. Combinable with departures on the $250pp (PRMW0371), $750pp (PRMW0317) & $1500pp promo (PRMW0337). Quotes available online or by calling a Travel Professional. Limited to new bookings for US originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under deposit between June 8 and July 26, 2016 for travel on select departures in 2016. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air; only combinable with Journeys Club benefit. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on voluntary changed air bookings; other promotions at time of change may be available. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to ticketed air reservations (including itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) also subject to airfare differentials between originally ticketed airline fare and re-ticketed air itinerary. Additional airline baggage fees may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for details. Air schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to last travel date. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands. Airline seats are limited and may not be available on all desired travel dates. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. CST#2017032-20. PRMYFD

**Book a select 2016 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $1,500 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Offer available on select dates of select cruises. Booking must be made, under deposit, and discount applied between January 6 and July 26, 2016 for travel at select times in 2016. Avalon and Royal Suites excluded. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Not combinable with any other offer, other than Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit and current air credit. Applies to new 2016 bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. PRMW0337

Say “Ci!” to Italy


Let Riverdale Travel & Globus send you on a grand adventure with one of our Italy tours. High-end hotels and VIP access to wondrous attractions give you an Italy vacation in style – from the ancient ruins of Rome to the scenic Amalfi Coast. Our Italy tours provide an inspired vacation without the hassle and stress of planning, so you get an Italian vacation unlike anything you could plan on your own. Savor a Parmesan cheese tasting in Parma and balsamic vinegar tasting in Modena, just a couple of the unique experiences on your tour of Italy. Globus tours of Italy are the premier way to experience this European gem.

2017 is Open for Sale!    10% off all 2017 Europe & North America Vacations!

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8 DAY TOUR FROM ROME TO ROME Starting at: $2309*

What do you want from your Italy tour—amazing architecture, sumptuous food, delicious wine, breathtaking art, historical treasures, and scenic beauty? Whatever it is, this Italy vacation offers it to you! You’ve seen photos of the Vatican and St. Peter’s Square—now’s your chance to stand in this square, where people gather to hear the Pope. You’ve heard about gladiator contests in ancient Rome—now’s your chance to visit the Colosseum, where the contests took place. You know the story of Romeo and Juliet—now’s your chance to see Juliet’s balcony in Verona. You’ve seen photos of Michelangelo’s famous David—now’s your chance to see it yourself. You’ve heard of the famous Venice glass—now’s your chance to watch a skilled glassblower fashion it in an age-old, traditional manner. You’ve seen photos of the Leaning Tower in Pisa—now’s your chance to take a photo of yourself pushing back at it.


9 DAY TOUR FROM ROME TO ROME Starting at $2289*

The name of this Italy tour—Gems of Umbria & Tuscany—says it all, as you’ll visit some of the medieval hill towns and see some of the beautiful gems that call central Italy home. You’ll begin and end in Rome, and in between you’ll overnight in Spoleto, San Martino in Campo, Siena, and Orvieto.


11 DAY TOUR FROM ROME TO ROME Starting at: $2,249 *

When you think of the ideal vacation to Italy, what comes to mind? Savoring the local cuisine and sampling the local wine? Visiting the historical sights from the Roman Empire? Maybe it’s seeing the architectural treasures, splendid art, and ornate churches with their religious artifacts. If so, all this and more are offered on this amazing Italy tour—with overnights in Rome, Lucca, Florence, Venice Island, and Assisi.

*Book and deposit a 2017 Globus Europe, South or North America (excluding Cuba) vacation to save 10% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made and under deposit by November 29, 2016 for travel in 2017.